So sorry for the long update! This will be very short, but the last chapter. Hope it will be good.
"Here's your ticket," I reluctantly handed her the sheets of paper into her delicate and fragile hands. When I tried to look at her face, I noticed tears falling down her cheek. I grabbed her chin and lifted, making sure she looked at my face. "You know…you don't have to leave."
Bella shook her head as she wriggled out of my grasp. Wiping her tears, she replied, "No, I have to."
"Bella…" I sighed as I had finally found the courage to ask the question that had been eating me alive, "…do you…love me?"
Her eyes shot towards me as she tried to take in what I had said. She swallowed hard, I could see, as her lips started to tighten as she shook her head, "No."
My ears at that moment were deceivers, no doubt, as I knew that that wouldn't be the answer, "What?"
She looked up, as she bit her lip, trying to find the bravery to respond to my statement. "I don't. I don't think I will ever love again, Edward. That kiss…was nothing." She looked as if she was having a hard time saying those hurtful words. The words that put my belief into flames.
She looked at me incredulously, "Oh? That's all you can say?"
I looked over at the screen, indicating when the flight will be arriving. Just on cue, the intercom presented the information of the flight just departing in 10 minutes. Wow, that was fast. "Your flight is here."
Her eyes widened as she spun around, her hair giving me a whack in the process. I could smell the freesias in her hair and it scared the hell out of me. Just now, I had realized that I wouldn't smell her like this ever again. Never. Ever. Ever.
"Man, you can't be serious," she muttered underneath her breathe, as she grabbed her passport. She looked up at me, and those chocolate brown pools were killing me with their intense stare.
"Well, I'm pretty serious," I replied, as I managed to fit in a chuckle, to lighten the tension in the air.
"So this is it?" she asked barely above a whisper.
I nodded solemnly as I leant forward, giving out my arms for her to reach in. She graciously received them as she grabbed me tightly to her chest. I could feel her intense breathing, as if she had just run 10 miles. I don't want to say this, but I think that this might be it. It would be the last time I ever see her again. She'll probably fall in love with that Jacob kid and have ten kids when they get married. Reluctantly, I let go, as I knew that she had a plane to catch. I smiled at her as I pushed her, "Go already. You're late."
She looked at me, before muttering, "Thank you."
I nodded before she ran into the terminal, not bothering to look back. I shrugged as I stuck my hands in my pockets, walking down the airport alone. I was walking away from her, and I had done absolutely nothing to stop her.
I walked to my Volvo and my eyes at that moment couldn't believe what I was seeing. There she was, her bags on the ground beside my car as she looked at me with her cute lopsided smile.
"Bella? Your plane…" I stuttered as I felt her come close to me as she breathed out the three words I wanted to hear escape from her lips.
"I love you." And that was all that was needed. I took her into my arms as I crashed my lips onto hers, knowing that no one could take her away from me now. Not even Dwayne. He was arrested for abuse, and the murder of Charlie Swan. Not even Jacob, even though that was a non-existent romance.
That's it! I hope that it wasn't too short. But I think it was. Just needed to finish it. It has gone by too long, without much writing so yeah.
Forgiveness is the scent that a rose leaves on the heel that crushes it.